College Guide: All 22 Colleges in Westchester
Our guide to the County’s higher-ed offerings.
Among the many reasons why Westchester County has become known in business circles as “New York’s Intellectual Capital®,” one of the biggies is the fact that students perform at such a high level and seem determined to get that all-important college degree.
The Westchester County Economic Development Office has noted that 94 percent of high school graduates go on to post-secondary education. In addition, 45 percent of Westchester residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 32 percent in New York State and 27 percent nationwide.
Here is more information about some of Westchester’s institutes of higher education.
- Among 13,997 students enrolled at Westchester Community College in fall 2012, 45.6 percent werepart-time students.
- Purchase College is listed among “America’s Best 100 College Buys.
- The New York Medical College in Valhalla is the leading academic biomedical research institution between New York City and Albany. The Basic Sciences Building has approximately 122,000 square feet of laboratory and office space dedicated to research.
- Pace University, which has a campus in Pleasantville, was ranked 173th in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top universities.
Institutes of Higher Learning
Cochran School of Nursing
College of New Rochelle
College of Westchester
Empire State College (SUNY)
Long Island University Hudson at Westchester
New York Medical College
Pace Lubin Graduate Center
Westchester Graduate Center–Hawthorne
Purchase College (SUNY)
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Joseph’s Seminary and College
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Westchester Community College